How To Lay MeadowMat
How to make a wildflower meadow with Meadowmat
1. Preparing the ground for wild flowers
Dig out and remove any existing plants or weeds – including the roots.
For larger areas you could hire a turf cutter to make this job easier.
Dig or rotovate the soil to a depth of at least 15cm;
If your soil is not very deep, we recommend incorporating a layer of Meadowmat low nutrient soil to ensure the plants will have enough growing medium to survive in
Rake the soil to a fine tilth.
Firm the area with your feet so it’s not too fluffy, and then rake it again to loosen the top layer.
DO NOT add any compost, fertiliser or soil improver of any kind. Wild flowers are happiest in nutrient-poor soils
2. Laying Meadowmat wildflower matting
Meadowmat MUST be installed as soon as it is delivered. Please prepare the ground before placing your order.
Delivery normally takes three working days OR you can specify a delivery date when you place your order.
Lift the rolls of Meadowmat into position. Please note…the rolls can be quite heavy, lifting them is a two-person job.
Unroll and gently press the Meadowmat down. Ensure that the roots have good contact with the soil beneath.
Butt pieces up close together. Trim to size using a sharp knife or a handsaw.
Avoid stepping on newly laid Meadowmat. Use turf laying boards to walk or kneel on.
As soon as you’ve finished laying your Meadowmat, water it in.
Make sure the water soaks right through the matting into the soil beneath; lift up a corner to check.
Water daily for the first two weeks or until your Meadowmat has rooted firmly into the soil below. Ideally, watering should be done either early morning or late evening to get the most benefit.
Gradually reduce the frequency of watering until your wild flower meadow is self-sufficient.
Watch our Installation video
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